NyDailyNews Comedian Hannibal Buress says his prank of sending a lookalike to Wednesday night’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiere was more effective than if he’d actually attended.”If I went to the carpet and did 20-plus interviews, you wouldn’t have reached out to my publicist. So it worked!” he said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. “It worked way better and I didn’t have to fly or anything and I was able to still do the job I was scheduled to do and still promote the movie in a way more effective way than if I dressed up and went to the carpet. So it’s a win for me, it’s a win for the studio and the movie and it’s a win for Joe that did it.”An actor named Joe Carroll, whom Buress said he met during production of last month’s MTV Movie and TV Awards, went to the premiere in his place.”He had a great time,” Buress said Thursday.Buress said he came up with the idea on Tuesday of sending a substitute to the red carpet premiere. He started searching for a lookalike on Wednesday through emails and Instagram, adding that he would have attended the event had he been available.He said he’s been in Atlanta working on a film called “Tag” that’s set for release next summer. It stars Rashida Jones, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, Ed Helms and Jake Johnson.”It’s a great cast,” Buress said.The studio behind “Spider-Man” knew he wasn’t available to attend the premiere, he said, but did not realize he’d be sending a stand-in. Still, Buress isn’t worried about negative repercussions.”It’s gone great,” he said. “It’s gone better than if I went to the red carpet.”He plays a high school coach in the Spider-Man reboot opening July 7. His other recent film credits include “Baywatch” and “The Secret Life of Pets.”The comic, who famously riffed on Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual indiscretions in a standup routine three years ago, ended the interview when asked about the embattled entertainer.
Know how I know you’re a big baller? If you guessed because you’re wearing a shirt that has 3 Bs on it you’re as wrong as wrong could be. The answer is not giving a rip about skipping a movie premiere for Spider Man that you’re in to the point where you think it be funny to send someone in your place. That’s the baller life I hope as a comedian I can someday live. And I completely understand where he’s coming from.
If I went to the carpet and did 20-plus interviews, you wouldn’t have reached out to my publicist. So it worked!” he said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. “It worked way better and I didn’t have to fly or anything and I was able to still do the job I was scheduled to do and still promote the movie in a way more effective way than if I dressed up and went to the carpet.
We all wish we can just have a clone of ourselves that can go do all the stuff we don’t want to do. Imagine being able just to send some other guy in your place to go to work, church, recitals, engagement parties, the list goes on. I know just about all of us would very much enjoy going to the red carpet of Spider Man but when you’re living that baller status perhaps those kind of events just become annoying. I enjoy how Hannibal isn’t very concerned about repercussions from it. What’s the studio going to do? Not cast him in any more movies? Don’t think so and the only reason I believe that is I think the studio might secretly want stuff like this. More publicity? I don’t know, could be way off on that. I do know that this guy he got to be his imposter doesn’t look anything like Hannibal. Just look at it. Hannibal is a healthy 2 shades darker than this guy. Even better. Pulled off a minor coup with a guy who doesn’t resemble him at all.